From Director General’s Desk

Incipient trend of substituting financial with knowledge capital calls for re-tailoring of existing educational approach comprising routine ways of thinking and learning to creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and decision making approach – departure from traditional contents learning to refurbishing of contents through learning tools and skills to become a creator or producer to match in-house talent with growing market needs.

To reciprocate the change, there is growing realization about qualitative progression of our education system – a triangular phenomenon comprising curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. What the need of hour is to have paradigm shift in our  education system by revisiting and enriching curricula with  skill rather than content base critical thinking; embracing  skills focused pedagogy with training to acclimatize in diverse working environment;  meaningful evaluation and certification system, and accountability of key stakeholders.

Federal Directorate of Education – FDE is conscious of its onerous responsibility of imparting quality education to more than 200,000 students in 424 institutions situated in rural and urban areas of the federal capital. Honest efforts of federal government to revamp the current education system through modernized uniform curriculum, increased investment, transfer of technology, moral suasion and accountability of key stakeholders (teachers, learners, parents, government officials) towards promotion of 21st century skills are likely to transform Federal Directorate of Education as Showcase for Quality Education and Good Governance to be followed by others.


  • Qualification                 PhD & Post Doctorate (Specialization in Development Economics)
  • Award Conferred           Tamgha-e-Imtiaz on March 23, 2019
  • Director General BS-21, Federal Directorate of Education, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Islamabad
  • CEO (equivalent to MP-I pay scale) Education Testing Council of HEC
  • Chairman, Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (FBISE)
  • Secretary Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC)
  • Director Students Resource Centre (SRC), Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  • Director Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  • Assistant/Deputy Registrar, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  • Principal Accounting Officer managed the budget up to 1400-1900 millions/year for 06 years
  • Financial Planning – preparation of organizational budget, designing and funding development projects, linking budget with staff requirements and procurement of resources
  • Financial Audit – monitoring of receipts and spending, evaluation of annotated replies to audit observations of external auditors and their defense at different levels
  • Knowledge & execution of PSDP funded development project(s)
  • Boardroom experience on of various statutory forums as Chair and member
  • Professor in Economics/Agri. Economics
  • Author of a book and several research papers published in reputed impact factor journals
  1. Ali, I. A. Barrientos and Saboor. 2016. A Decade of Sub-national Pro-poor Growth in Pakistan. Soc Ind Res,133(1):47-65.(IF=1.395)
  2. Hameed, G. A. Saboor, A.U. Khan, I. Ali and M.K. Wazir.2017.  Impact of Community Development in Poverty Reduction: Reflections of Azad Jammu and Kashmir   Community Development Soc Indic Res.130(3):1073-1086 (IF=1.395)
  3. Khan, A., A. ,Saboor, I.,Ali, I.,Malik,W.S. and K. Mahmood. Urbanization of multidimensional poverty: Emperical evidences from Pakistan. Qual Quant. 50: 439-469       (IF=1.072)
  4. Saboor, A., S. Sadiq and I. Ali. 2011. Monetary Approach to the Balance of Payment in Pakistan: A Time Series Analysis. The Empirical Economics Letters, 10(9):899-906. (IF=0.91)
  5. Rashid, A., Irum, A. and I. Ali. 2018. Ecological footprint of Rawalpindi; Pakistan’s first footprint analysis from urbanization perspective. Journal of       Cleaner Production. 170: 362-368 (IF= 6.395)’s_first_footprint_analysis_from_urbanization_perspective
  6. Saboor, A., A. Khan, A. Hussain, I. Ali and K. Mahmood. 2016. Multidimensional deprivations in Pakistan: Regional variations and temporal shifts. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. 16: 57‒67. (IF=0.897)
  7. Khan, A., A. Saboor, S.Ahmad and I. Ali. 2011. Approximation of multidimensional poverty across regions in Pakistan. EJSS, 24(2):226-236.  (IF= 0.436) poverty-across-regions-pakistan
  8. Khan, M.T., S. Abdul and I. Ali. 2011. Connotation of employees empowerment emerging EJSS, 22(4):556-564. (IF=0.436)
  9. Ali, I., Haral, M. N. 2019. An evaluation, assortment and optimization of the question items. Education and Urban society, 1-16 (IF=0.972)
  10. Ali, I. A. Barrientos and A. Saboor. 2015. Pro-Poor Growth Across Different Agro-Climatic Zones of Rural Pakistan. Pak. J. Agri. Sci., Vol. 52(2): 497-503. (IF=1.054)
  11. Shakoor, U., A. Saboor, Ali, I. and A.Q. Mohsin. 2011.  Impact of climate change on agriculture: Empirical evidence from barani region. Pak. J. Agri. Sci.48(4):327 333.
  12. Ali, I., Saboor, A., Ahmad, S.   and Mustafa. 2010. Relative Poverty Dynamics in Pakistan. Pak. J. Agri. Sci., Vol. 47(1): 1-7. (W Category)
  13. Ali, I. and Abdul, S. 2010. Cross-Sectional Trends and Dynamics of Economic Inequality in Pakistan. Pak. J. Agri. Sci. 47(3): 303-308. (W Category)
  14. Abbasi, N.A., M.A. Chaudhary, I.  Ali, A. Hussain,  and Ali. 2014. On tree fruit bagging influences quality of guava harvested at different maturity stages during summer. Int. J. Agric. Biol., 16(3): 543‒549. (IF=1.14)
  15. Khan, A., A. Saboor, S. Ahmad and I. Ali. 2011. Mapping and measuring multidimensional poverty in Pakistan: Empirical investigations. Pak. J. Life. Soc. Sci.  9(2): 121-127. (Y Category)
  16. Ali, I., Saboor, A., Ahmad, S. and Mustafa. 2010. Identifying the Pathways out of Poverty: Evidence of Exit time Poverty Estimations in Pakistan. Pak. J. Life. Soc. Sci., 8(1):24-29. (Y Category)
  17. Ali I., Saboor A., Ahmad S., Tanwir F. and Mustafa. 2009. Poverty Dynamic in Rural Pakistan: Divisional Level Diagnosis. Pak. J. of Agri. Sci. Vol. 46(1):477-484. (W Category)
  18. Ahmad S., Chohan T. Z., and I. Ali . 2008. Economic Analysis of Poultry (Broiler) Production in Mirpur, Azad Jammu Kashmir. Pak. J. Life. Soc. Sci.  6(1): 4-9. (Y Category)
  19. Saboor, A., Farooq, T., I. Ali., Ashfaq A, M., 2006. Demographic Dimensions of Rural Poverty in Pakistan. Pak. J. Agri. Sci. 43(1-2):69-72. (W Category)
  20. Tanwir, F., Abdul, S., Ashfaq, A, M. and  I. Ali . 2006. Socio-Economic Milieu of Small Farmers in Sargodha District. Pak. J. Agri. Sci. 43(1-2)86-88. (W Category)
  21. Maan, A., Farooq, T., Abdul, S., Kanwal, A., and Ali., I. 2006. Tracing the Snapshot of Working Women: A Behavioural Analysis of their Family Members. Pak. J. Agri. Sci. 43(1-2):77-81. (W Category)
  22. Maan, A., Farooq, T., Kanwal, A., Abdul,S., and I. Ali. 2006. Diagnosing the Patterns of Personality Development: A Factor Analysis. Pak. J. Agri. Sci. 43(3-4):217-2019 (WCategory)
  23. Qureshi, K., Asghar, A.K. and I. Ali.  1994. Socio-Economic Effects of Industrialization on Surrounding Rural Areas: A case study of District Islamabad. Pak. J. Agri. Sci. 31(3): 236-240. (W Category)
  24. Jamshaid, F., Mohsin, A. Q., and Ali, I. 2016. Trend in Redistributive Effects Foreign Remittances in Pakistan in 2001-02, 2005-06 and 2010-11. Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 24 (1): 39-58. (X Category)
  25. Ali, I., Saboor, A., Ahmad, S. and Mustafa. 2010. A Profile of Regional Contribution of Rural Poverty in Punjab: Some Hidden Dynamics. Pak. J. Life. Soc. Sci., 8(1):35-41. (Y Category)